I only have a few pounds, I am going to add about 60-80 lbs total when am finished.
I also have 40 lbs of LS
in the tank as well.
Right now I am in the middle of a green algae bloom....it coveres the glass in a thin coat atleast once every 2 hours....I can clean it all day and it still turns green an hour or two later.....I might wait for this to dissipate before throwing in the fish.
And as far a QTing goes...IMHO
, it only stresses out the fish more. I would rather put them in my main, and be prepared to run hypo or isolate the fish, rather than set up a tank that only stresses out the fish more, and requires constant attention to the params. QT is great if you buy your fish online, or from petco.....but I get my fish from a trusted LFS
, and everyone of his holding tanks has a cleaner shrimp or two in it. His fish are almost always clean......plus I am talking about tank raised black percs....not a powder blue tang. Im not to worried about it! And these are the first fish in the tank, it isnt like it is a 100 gal
main will thousands of dollars to loose if the fish is sick or carries some critter.
Thanks for the advice all!